Welcome to Linda Ikeji's Blog: 08/18/2013 - 08/25/2013





Saturday 24 August 2013

How I survived cancer – Vast of Bracket

Vast of Bracket opened up to Vanguardngr.com about his battle with Lymphoma, (a type of cancer of the blood) and how he survived. Read the interview below..
How did it happen? 
I don’t know what to say, but first of all, I want to give thanks to God. I was very sick. Before I went to the hospital, I attended a couple of shows. I wondered how I was able to perform at the shows because I was seriously ill.
My partner Obumneme Ali a.k.a Smash and I, had series of shows and in a situation where payment  has been made, I had no option than to grace the stage. We decided to round off our shows late last year in order to enable me take care of my health in 2013. But unfortunately, up till January this year, we were still going for concerts. We  even had to travel to Australia to stage a concert.

Teenager flies Arik Air from Benin to Lagos hiding in tyre hole

A teenager named Daniel Ikehina unbelievably beat airline and airport security at the Benin airport today Saturday August 24th and sneaked into the tyre compartment of a Lagos-bound Arik flight. The boy flew safely with the aircraft which left Benin around 9am today and landed at Murtala Muhammed airport, hidden throughout in the undercarriage. He was immediately arrested by airport security after passengers saw him emerging from the aircraft tyre hole.

Arik spokesman Banji Ola explains what happened:
The management of Arik Air has expressed shock over the incident wondering how the teenager beat the Aviation Security personnel at the Benin Airport to get to the runway. 
The pilot of Arik Air flight W3 544, departing Benin Airport for Lagos at 9.00am today 24th August, 2013 reported to the control tower the presence of a strange boy in the bush about 200 – 300 meters at the end of runway 23. 

Photos: 1st international flight lands at newly opened Enugu Airport

The recently opened Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu recorded its first ever international flight today Saturday August 24th. An Ethiopian Airline which flew in from Addis Ababa landed at the airport around 12:15pm today. The flight was welcome with wild jubilation from people who gathered at the airport to witness the event. Four Nigerians governors, Theodore Orji of Abia, Peter Obi of Anambra, Martin Elechi of Ebonyi and Sullivan Chime of Enugu were also there today to witness the historic event. See more photos after the cut...

Dear Nigerian men; what is it about gay men that scare y'all?

A proudly gay Nigerian man wants to know why so many of you Nigerian men are soo homophobic. Hehe. He sent me a mail and begged me to share it. See it below...
Have you men ever solemnly considered what it is about homosexuals that scare you? I use the word homosexuals to refer to both lesbians and gays, but I’ll tell you this, I am really interested in talking about homophobia as it concerns gay men, because for some reason that is beyond me, we never seem to be angry or threatened by lesbians. In fact I have heard one too many times how exciting the thought of two women doing it could be, but however connected the case of lesbian - acceptance is to homophobia against men, I won’t be addressing it here.
So, what is it about two men getting hot and heavy with each other that seem to terrify y’all? This is not the time to whip out your Holy books at me, keep them aside for a second, will you?

Meek Mill invites Ice Prince to perform with him on stage in Philly

US rapper Meek Mill has invited Ice Prince to perform with him on stage at the Dream Chasers Sports and Entertainment Summit which will hold 30th August in Philadelphia. The DC Summit will be bringing in some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment, including some of Meek Mill's Mayback Music Group label mates...and our very own Ice Prince will be on that stage too! Big ups!

Yvonne Nelson shares death threat message on instagram...

The Ghanaian actress posted a screenshot of a message she received warning her that someone in the entertainment industry wants her dead. (Yeah, instagram is where you report death threats.) Unfortunately a lot of folks didn't believe her. They feel she sent the message to herself to get attention. But why would she do that? See their replies after the cut..

Idris Elba to star in an adaptation of Uzo Iweala's Beast of No Nation

Uzodinma Iweala is the son of Minister of Finance Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. His first novel, Beast Of No Nation, is being made into a film staring Hollywood actor Idris Elba. See press release below...
Red Crown Productions has set Idris Elba to star and Cary Fukunaga to direct Beasts of No Nation, an adaptation of Uzodinma Iweala’s bestselling novel.
The story follows the journey of a young boy, Agu, who, when civil war engulfs his West African country is forced to join a unit of mercenary fighters. Not only must Agu face the death of his father and disappearance of his mother and sister, but must also join a life of violence and brutality. Agu befriends a mute boy named Strika and together they face the crimes and hardships of war. Elba will play the lead role of Commander and he will serve in a producing capacity as well.

Chris Brown goes off on TMZ

Earlier this week Chris Brown went ballistic on a bunch of unnamed rappers and the District Attorney who cited him for community service fraud. Chris Brown accused the DA of being racist.

Well, last night celebrity gossip website TMZ identified the DA in the case as a black female..
"Chris Brown is the victim of a racist ass District Attorney -- so claims Chris Brow" TMZ wrote "The singer went on a twitter rant last night, ragging on authorities for calling him out for submitting bogus community service reports in the Rihanna beating case. Fun Fact -- the actual L.A. County D.A. is an African-American woman.
Brown thinks punishing men for beating women at a point is ridiculous. Beating women can be such a bitch, Chris.
Chris Brown didn't like the report and unleashed his wrath on TMZ...See his tweets after the cut...

First Photo: Isioma Ovia and Ola Olowu's white wedding

Billionaire businessman Jim Ovia's daughter Isioma Ovia married her longtime beau Ola Olowu today in the UK. Happy married life to them...

Lawyer and Human Rights Activist, Mike Ozekhome Kidnapped

Prominent lawyer and human rights activist Mike Ozekhome SAN was kidnapped with his driver last night Friday August 23rd along the Benin-Auchi road in Edo state. Edo state commissioner of police Mr Foluso Adebanjo said four policemen attached to the lawyer were also killed. The kidnappers are yet to contact his family or business associates.

Jim Ovia's daughter set to wed TV personality Illrymz' older brother

Jim Ovia's daughter Isioma Ovia will wed her longtime beau, ad exec Ola Olowu, who happens to be the older brother of radio and TV personality Adebola Olowu aka IllRymz, today August 24th in the UK. Their wedding will hold at St Mark’s, Hamilton Terrace, St John’s Wood, while reception will hold at The Savoy Hotel, London. Hoping to get photos. What a bladdy good looking guy! Congrats to them.

New Video: Adokiye - Back Up

Khloe and Lamar's marriage in crisis because of his drug abuse?

We have been hearing that Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom's marriage is in crisis but the core reason behind this according to TMZ is Lamar's 'hardcore drug abuse' and not the infidelities.

From TMZ
The marriage of Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom is in crisis, TMZ has learned ... the core reason is hardcore drug abuse. Multiple sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... Lamar has had a problem for 2 years.  It got so bad, last August Khloe pressured Lamar to go to rehab.  Lamar went to a facility in San Diego, but he was so resistant Khloe hired private investigators to secretly stand guard at the rehab place to make sure he didn't leave.

Tonto Dikeh's father comes through for her

Tonto posted this pic of herself and her father on her instagram page and talked about him coming through for her. She wrote:
"He really doez look cluelezz,He iz ma Mother n Father**Shoutout to d buziezt mozt lovin Papa Eva for comin thru**#MaKing #MaBaby #MaLife #Love #Tnx4BindereMom/Dad

Kaffy shows off baby bump...

The dance queen is expecting her second baby with husband, Joseph Ameh.

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Friday 23 August 2013

Ben Affleck to play Batman in 'Man of Steel' sequel

I know, right? Ben Affleck as Batman? Warner Bros. announced yesterday Thursday August 22nd that Ben Affleck will take over Christian Bale's role as Batman in the sequel to the Superman movie "Man of Steel." which will be released in 2015.

Just like some of you, millions of Batman fans are against him playing the role and have asked Warner Bros to drop him or they will boycott the movie.

There's already a petition on Change.org for Warner Bros to drop Affleck; a petition that already has over 10,000 signatures. What do you think of Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne? See what others think..

Sexy! D.E.E.V.A.S 'The August Visitor' lingerie shoot!

Paul Ukonu Photography in collaboration with D.E.E.V.A.S presents ‘The August Visitors’ – a boudoir themed fashion shoot that expresses women’s self gratification of beauty, confidence, glamour and comfort, starring hot models Kelly, Kaylah & Sapna. More photos after the cut..

Wait a minute, pastor Ireti Ajanaku only passed away last night?

This is strange. So I just received a statement from pastor Ireti Ajanaku's press secretary announcing his death. We heard he died in his sleep late Saturday night/early Sunday morning last week, and we reported it but according to this announcement, he was only confirmed dead last night. Read below
The death has been announced of Prophet Elijah Iretiola Ajanaku whose death was confirmed by a team of doctors on Thursday night after several vigil of prayers since Saturday evening when his health deteriorated. Prophet Ajanaku who hailed from the Owo Ope family in Gbongan is survived by his wife, Joy and two  children, Stella and Apotieri. His remains has been deposited at the Military Mortuary, Yaba, Lagos.

Ini Edo and husband take a 'second honeymoon'

The actress shared this photo of herself and her husband aboard a flight to London and called it a 'second honeymoon'. They will be visiting the UK, France and Spain for shopping and relaxing. Another pic after the cut...

OJB leaves for India today

Pic taken today at the airport. OJB with his first wife, Mama J, who's going with him to India and their children. Please pray for him as he undergoes a kidney transplant in a hospital in India.

My affair with pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of COZA - by Ese Walter

Keep an open mind as you read this because this is just one side of the story. A lady named Ese Walter (pictured above) is accusing a pastor with the Common Wealth Of Zion Assembly of manipulating her sexually/spiritually. I'm hoping to get the pastor's side of the story later...that's if he's willing to talk. Read Ese's story, which she shared on her blog, below...
This article contains stories that most ‘church people’ don’t want to address. So, if you are one of those living in denial and covering up crap going on in the church, this is where you should stop reading. Thanks for stopping by.
Now, for the rest of us, please sit down and switch on your open mind. I want to talk about something I have kept bottled up inside for longer than necessary. I have also decided to use real names, as my defense for any accusation of slander is justification. I tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but. However, feel free to throw your doubt around but know that I am past the shaming game (where victims of abuse are shot down by blame) I am no longer a victim but a survivor who is sharing her experience to help others caught in same web of abuse, guilt and shame. We only get to live once right? So here, it goes…

Finesse presents 1 week event management & decorating training

Do you want to learn the Art and Craft of Event Planning and Decoration? Finesse Event presents a 1-week training from  2nd September - 7th September, 2013. Why not hurry and grab this unique opportunity to empower yourself with the sum of N50, 000 only.

This training thoroughly addresses everything you need to know about the art and business of event planning and decoration such as: Continue please...

First photo of Kim and Kanye's daughter - North West

Kanye West showed a picture of his daughter North West today on The Kris Jenner Show...She looks so much like Kim. She's so adorable!

Flood With Love campaign with singer Waje

With all the effort great people are putting into the flood relief campaign, it would be amazing if you contributed as well. All you need to do is text Flood to 35388. It costs only N100. Please text now and help someone with a fresh start in life!

I love Waje's campaign pic. My favourite so far. She looks so gone. I'm really touched by this campaign and hugely impressed by the creativity. See another pic of the singer after the cut...

Actress Stella Damasus advices women on how to keep their men

Actress Stella Damasus took to her Adiva blog yesterday to advice women on how to keep their men. Read it below
"...let me go to the topic I want to discuss today "keeping your man" This is for the married women o please this is not targeted at single girls. Now we know that the one thing men cannot live without apart from money is SEX. In this forum I really don't care where anyone is from or what religion you belong to, I will be as raw and honest as possible.
I do not understand why women especially Africans do not talk about sex when we know that it is the one thing we do regularly with so much pleasure.
Read the full article after the cut...

LIB exclusive: Monalisa Chinda and Lanre Nzeribe break up

After dating for almost a year and a half, actress Monalisa Chinda and business man Lanre Nzeribe have called it quits and this is authoritative. According to sources close to the actress, Monalisa walked out of the relationship about a month ago. Why they really broke up is of course only known to both of them but I know there was a lot of disagreement about a business venture they were to start together. Monalisa and Lanre were working on a magazine called Monalisa before their break up. They already got an office at Chase Mall on Adetokunbo Ademola street in VI, employed staff and even worked on the first edition of the mag before they went their separate ways. More to come...

Actress Mercy Aigbe gets sexy for House of Maliq magazine

Mercy Aigbe Gentry's beautiful photos in the new issue of House of Maliq magazine. See more photos after the cut...

MTN loses big in Mobile Number Portability scheme

According to the Director of Public Affairs of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Mr Tony Ojobo, MTN lost a lot of their subscribers to other networks during the recently introduced Mobile Number Portability (MNP) scheme.

According to figures released by Mr Ojobo, MTN topped the losers table among an overall number of subscribers that switched service providers in the telecoms market with 49%; followed by Globacom with 23%; Airtel with 17%; while Etisalat came last on the losers’ table with 11%. Which means Etisalat emerged top in the number porting scheme among the telecoms company. Wow!

Lagos state government rescues 25 children from alleged trafficker

The Lagos State Government has rescued 25 children from an alleged child trafficker in the Egbeda area of the state, according to a story by Punch

The suspected trafficker, Mrs. Rosemary Nwachukwu (pictured right), was also arrested and has been handed over to the Alausa Police Division, while the children are currently in government’s custody.
The government accused Nwachukwu of operating an illegal orphanage named, Saint Stephen Charity Foundation, on Abiodun Adebanbo Street, Egbeda.
It was gathered that officials from the Office of Youth and Social Department, led by the Director, Child Development, Mrs. Alaba Fadairo, in conjunction with personnel from the Office of Public Defender and policemen, stormed the orphanage on Saturday.

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Meet your Queen Globe 2013 winner - Yemi Olumilua

23 year old University of Benin undergraduate Olumilua Yemi from Ekiti State beat other contestants to win the 2013 Queen Globe Beauty pageant which held at the Grand Hotel in Asaba Delta state on Saturday August 17th. Yemi will now represent Nigeria at the Miss Globe International pageant. See more photos of the new queen after the cut...

Graphic content: Baby found dead inside gutter in Anambra state

A baby was found dead this morning inside a gutter along Upper New Market road axis of Onitsha in Anambra State. A LIBer who lives in the state took the photo and sent it in. The baby was well dressed and dumped there. Incredibly sad. See the photo after the cut and say a little prayer for him...

*warning* Viewer discretion advised.

Video: Kanye West tells Kris 'Kim is my joy'

In an exclusive interview with his girlfriend's mum, Kanye says no matter what people say, he's staying with Kim because she makes him really happy.
"I could have people saying this is going to damage your credibility as an artist or a designer, and I say I don’t care, I love this woman. Someone could say you know, 'When the paparazzi surround you, how could you ... everyone knows you don’t like paparazzi, but why would you, why would you be with this person? And I’m saying I’m being with this person because, you know I love this person. And she’s worth it to me. She's my joy, and she brought my new joy into the world. There's no paparazzi, there's no blog comment that's going to take that joy from"
“I just dreamed about being next to her,” Kanye tells Kris of his feelings for Kim before they started dating, going on to joke, “I don’t want to start jumping up on the couch or anything” (a la Tom Cruise about Katie Holmes on “Oprah” in 2005).
Watch the videos after the cut...

Omodelig Season4 set for final, C.O.D Bolton soccer camp to kickoff on monday

C.O.D United’s youth programme is set for a big week ahead as the OMODELIG Season 4 rounds up this weekend and the C.O.D United/ Bolton Soccer Camp kicks off on the same day. The OMODELIG is set for its grand finale this weekend with teams vying for the grand prizes in the 3 different categories. Apart from the team prizes, MVPs in the different category also have the opportunity of travelling to England for further training with Bolton Wanderers. Continue...

Thursday 22 August 2013

Mercy Johnson, Nse Ikpe-Etim & Clarion Chukwura star in Hustlers

Ace movie producer Elvis Chuks is back with a new production titled Hustlers, starring Mercy Johnson, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Clarion Chukwura, IK Ogbonna, and Chelse Eze. The movie is set to hit the cinemas in November 2. The movie shows Mercy, Nse and Clarion in a totally different light. Check out the movie trailer after the cut...

Kaffy's husband is 25 years old?

I'm sorry, but una no say amebo na my work. Lol. So according to the international passport he posted on his instagram page yesterday, Kaffy's husband and PSquare's drummer Joseph Ameh was born May 23rd 1988 (circled above). That makes him 25. Kaffy DanceQueen was born in 1980, which means she's eight years older than her boo.

So you mean to tell me that before Toyin Lawani there was Kaffy? Wow. Good stuff. I'm really proud of this new generation of women o. Dem no send at all! Guess what matters most is happiness...

eLDee talks about clubs selling fake alcohol to their customers

That's deep! That's illegal...and people should start calling out these clubs before they kill people... 

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